Restoration and maintenance of clay surfaces

Seminar 4, 5 and 6 July 2014

Collaborative volunteer workshop from 7 to 11 July 2014

This workshop will give participants hands-on construction experience in adobe structures, learning how to make stabilized clay plasters, lay adobe bricks, and apply traditional plaster finishes. With this workshop, you will see all of the components of a traditional adobe wall section, and will understand the design details necessary to maintain and restore adobe walls.


Learn to detect the most common problems in earth walls, adobe and rammed earth.

  • Value traditional and historical architectural heritage and know the materials and traditional techniques used in the area
  • Learn the requirements for a good restoration and the usual mistakes to avoid.


Laurent Coquemont

Master technician, researcher and technical consultant

Specialized in restoration and conservation of arquitechtural heritage, clay, lime plaster, formulation and application of lime concrete and mortar.

Appropriate for:

Technicians (architects, restorers) and construction workers

Students and anyone interested in clay building and restoring Continue reading